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UPDATE: Jacob Blum Killed in Suspected Drunk Driving Accident in Omaha, Nebraska


OMAHA, NE — Jacob Blum died after a single-car accident that happened in the Elkhorn area of Omaha, Nebraska on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014. The news article from The Omaha Star said that the accident happened around 1:45 Wednesday morning.

21-year-old Jacob Blum died when the car he was a passenger in crashed near the intersection of Skyline Drive and Leavenworth Street. Police believe the vehicle drove off the pavement in a curve before it hit a nearby utility pole and rolled over.

Blum sustained massive injuries in the accident and was taken by EMS to Nebraska Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries a short time after his arrival.

Nebraska State Police are currently investigating the crash.

Scene of the Accident

Commentary:

In the years I’ve been researching and handling drunk driving accidents like this one, I’ve found that the vast majority of them contain a common thread. The overwhelming majority of drivers in drunk driving accidents have just come from a bar or other licensed liquor seller/server. Many states have got with the program and started holding bars accountable for when they serve a customer too much to drink before they cause an accident. States that don’t currently have any liquor liability laws to speak of need to get with the program, and accidents like this one only serve to underscore the need.

— Grossman Law Offices

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